FairPoint to boost wireless in Maine, NH and Vt.

Posted April 15, 2011, at 8:09 a.m.
Last modified April 15, 2011, at 9:50 a.m.

PORTLAND, Maine — FairPoint Communications says it’s embarking on effort to support more high-speed wireless services across Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont.

FairPoint said it intends to extend fiber optic cable that will help meet need for bandwidth driven by new applications for smart phones, tablet computers and other wireless devices.

The company says it supports 3G service on more than 1,600 towers in northern New England. In transforming to 4G, FairPoint will have the capacity to provide faster service to more than half of those towers with this initial network expansion.

CEO Paul Sunu says the project will significantly increase the bandwidth to the cellular towers.

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